Endangered Bodies. Representing and Policing the Body in Western Popular Culture

Publié le 16 mai 2018 par Institut du genre

In this conference, we invite you to consider, explore, and critique policing approaches to the body as a gendered, sexual, racial, class-specific and / or political site. Efforts by branches of intersectional feminisms are important examples of current attempts to provide a respite for marginalized populations to reclaim a voice against the intrinsically patriarchal, colonial, capitalist and neo-liberal control of the physical and social body (denied whether due to gender identity, biological sex, ethnic background, migrant status, poverty and / or class issues, etc.). The endangered body of these subjects, groups and communities, is routinely repressed and subject to erasure, simultaneously presented as a threat to the system and threatened by it.

We accept proposals for a 20 minute presentation. The main working language will be English, however, proposals in Portuguese will also be accepted. There will be no simultaneous translation.

Proposals should include the communication’s title, proponent’s name, institutional affiliation, contact details, abstract (up to 300 words) and a brief bio (up to 150 words). Please submit your proposal until 31st July 2018.
Send your proposals to endangeredbodies@letras.ulisboa.pt.
Notification of accepted or refused proposals will be sent by 15th August 2018.

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